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  • Nui Shibori: Stitch Resist


    I made this stitched resist rabbit many years ago, but I still love it so.

    Nui shibori includes stitched shibori. A simple running stitch is used on the cloth then pulled tight to gather the cloth before submerging in a dye pot. Stitching affords flexibility and control to create designs of great variety, delicate or bold, simple or complex, pictorial or abstract. This technique allows for greater control of the pattern and greater variety of pattern, but it is much more time consuming. 

    mokume shibori also known as woodgrain

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    • kathyinozarks says...

      I just found your blog when looking for how to information on shibori techniques-I love this wood grain-gotta give it a try. after pulling the threads tight did you do anything else to secure everything before putting in the dye-thanks Kathy

      On July 26, 2013

    • Susan Burghes says...

      Hey Maura – truly an inspiration to those of us who love to do things by hand and appreciate folk art and culture. I was in Thailand a couple of years ago and bought a wide rectangular silk scarf in shades of black, charcoal, and a shimmery beige. I think the technique you describe here may be how it was made. I highly recommend the Chatuchak Market in Bankok. Of course the big crafts region is in Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai. The Mom of one of my Thai friends is a textile arts professor at Yala University & she gives lectures all over. Should you go, please contact me and I will connect you! Excellent website & photos – am in love with photography…Happy Stitches! Susie

      On March 05, 2013

    • karen says...

      I’m so inspired by everything on on your blog. I can’t wait to give this method a try!!!

      On July 23, 2012

    • Becca says...

      I’ve been playing around with this technique recently as well – I love your rabbit.

      On July 17, 2012

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